Three soldiers injured in Kashmir gunfight

Laverne Mann
June 26, 2017

Two suspected Lashkar-e-Toiba militants, who reportedly killed a CRPF officer and injured a trooper yesterday, were killed in an encounter in a prominent school in Pantha Chowk on the outskirts of the capital Srinagar.

The assailants after the attack rushed into nearby Delhi Public School (Srinagar) campus which was encircled by the security forces to start operation to flush them out.

School authorities sent out messages to parents saying all students and staff were safe.

However, the identity of the two slain terrorists is still to be officially declared, further said the official.

He said the search and sanitization operation was, however, underway at the encounter site. However, their condition is stated to be was stable, said an official. By afternoon, the militants were finally cornered and killed by the forces' intermittent firing at the school building.

A CRPF jawan was killed and two others were injured when terrorists opened fire at a CRPF van near a school in Pantha Chowk, Srinagar, on Saturday.

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The injured CRPF jawan was rushed to a hospital. It took some time for the security forces to be certain of where the militants were hiding.

Later the security forces officials announced that both the militants have been "neutralised" and that their bodies were lying inside.

The school has seven buildings. Last evening the terrorists took shelter inside the DPS building after attacking a CRPF vehicle on the Srinagar-Jammu highway in Pantha Chowk.

Mobile internet services (3G/4G) were also suspended in the Kashmir Valley to prevent the spread of rumours.

District Magistrate of Srinagar, Farooq Ahmad Lone on Saturday imposed restrictions on the stretch of Srinagar-Jammu national highway between Ram Munshibagh and Sempora.

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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